However much they try, VFX Producers simply cannot be everywhere at once during a production. They rely heavily upon the VFX Coordinator/s to reduce their workload where possible. Review protocols may vary slightly between different companies or even from project to project, but during large scale productions, with several hundred shots and dozens of artists all working towards tight deadlines, it is critical that the efficiency and accuracy of supervisor and client notes is maintained.
Depending on the scale of the production, auxiliary positions for VFX Production Assistants may be utilised. However often these roles and associated duties may fall on the VFX Coordinator.
Skills required for a successful VFX Coordinator include:
Strong communication and organisation skills, which an emphasis on note taking and tracking
Attention to detail
Database, spreadsheet and word processing experience
Basic understanding of film and visual effects workflows, file formats and terminology
Willing to work within a team.
Instinctual forethought and troubleshooting skills.
Career Path to VFX Coordinator: VFX Production Assistant, Runner/Intern
Career Path from VFX Coordinator: VFX Producer, Line Producer, Post Production Supervisor, Project Manager
Education Routes: A Degree in Film/Television and/or Visual Effect/Animation production is recommended. Team Leader or managerial studies are also a plus.